Eric S. Edelman is Counselor at the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments and a non-resident Senior Fellow at the Miller Center of Public Affairs at the University of Virginia. He is also the co-host of The Bulwark’s Shield of the Republic podcast. He was under secretary of defense for policy from 2005 to 2009.
Daniel Fata is the former deputy assistant secretary of defense for Europe and NATO policy under President George W. Bush. He is currently a non-resident senior advisor at the Center for International and Security Studies in Washington, D.C. The views expressed are entirely his own.